Useful Tips When Choosing Moving Companies for Long Distance Moves

If you’ve ever seen that movie Cheaper by the Dozen 1 with your kids, they can probably relate to how the Baker kids felt when their family had suddenly needed to leave their beloved Midland home for another city because their dad got a job offer that was too good to turn down. All of them protested against the move and even suggested that all family members express whether they are in favor of the decision or not through voting. While most of them are not in favor of leaving Midland, in the end, they all moved to another city […]

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5 Reasons why you should enroll your child at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

Lukas has been progressing slowly but beautifully in ALOHA Mental Math. It’s been quite challenging to juggle our schedules lately, so we weren’t able to consistently bring him to his classes for the past three weeks. But when he does go, I can’t help but appreciate the process by which his Math skills are being developed. At his last session two weeks ago, he was introduced to the ”small friends, big friends” technique in calculating larger numbers, which was pretty cool. It’s like sight words in Math. For example, the friend of 4 is 1, and the friend of 2 […]

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Journals by OAT MNL

It’s Christmas season and people are piling up on coffee stickers to be able to get their hands on planners from their favorite coffee shops. As for me, I have decided to stick to my desk and iPhone calendars – and my OAT MNL journal. I never seem to be able to check my planner anyway, and it’s just added weight to my bag. So I decided to ditch my little coffee planner in the  middle of the year and type my schedule (and my husband’s…and my kids’…) onto my phone. I realized that keeping a journal over a planner […]

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History Homeschooling at Intramuros

I’ve never explored Intramuros in all my life, considering that I have been at this historical structure several times.My husband and I even held a gig at one of the restaurants for a couple of months and I sang at a wedding at The Manila Cathedral! I think it was my lack of interest in Philippine history in my youth that made me pass up on the opportunity to see the place and learn more about it. Thank God for homeschooling! It’s what sparked something in me to find out the story behind these walls. It turned out to be […]

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A Minimalist Christmas

I was talking to a friend the other day about Christmas and all the festivities and activities that come along with it. She mentioned a couple of things that made me see how commercialized Christmas has become. Not that my realization is unheard of. For years, I’ve been seeing write-ups on how people focus more on the material side of the holidays, instead of the spirit of it. And it’s so much more true now. There’s a lot more of the Martha Stewart vibe going on than ever before. My husband comments, it’s social media. People see so many beautiful […]

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